14 French Country Christmas Decorating Ideas For Your Home
I’m decorating our family room to make it a French country Christmas! If you want French country Christmas decorating ideas, read on.
The look I’m going for is French country decor so I’ll keep the colors very neutral but using tiny pops of gold. The room is not that large so I want to keep the decor and colors from becoming overwhelming.
French Country Christmas
- 1. Cleaning the rug
- 2. Moving furniture
- 3. Putting up my new Christmas tree
- 4. Hanging the mirror
- 5. Adding a small tree
- 6. Flocking makes it neutral
- 7. Adding candles
- 8. A nod to my sons
- 9. Installing the woven tree skirt
- 10. Organizing the decorations
- 11. Decorating the trees
- 12. Sprucing up the hutch
- 13. Styling the ottoman
- 14. The total French country design
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Here’s my mantel decorated for the fall, right before I transformed it to French country.
1. Cleaning the rug
To freshen up for Christmas, I gave my area rug a good cleaning.
2. Moving furniture
I moved my couch to the wall to open up the space in my living room.
3. Putting up my new Christmas tree
I purchased a new faux Christmas tree that looks lifelike. I set it up next to the mantel. The needles look so real with the dusting of white. It has such soft, lovely lights.
4. Hanging the mirror
This beautiful gold mirror from Hobby Lobby is perfect for French country decor.
5. Adding a small tree
I am also adding another very small and slim pre-lit pencil tree on the other side of the mantel to balance out the look.
6. Flocking makes it neutral
The flocking on the trees and garland on the mantel in this room gives the space a very neutral tone. I added a garland on the mantel and one on top of the mirror. I bought these garlands at Michaels's craft store years ago.
7. Adding candles
I added candles to warm up the mantel. These beautiful wooden candle sticks come from HomeGoods. I topped them with battery-operated candles. They come with a remote and flicker so they are gorgeous.
8. A nod to my sons
My sons are in hockey this year so I thought I’d add these cute hanging ice skates over the mirror.
9. Installing the woven tree skirt
I added a woven tree skirt to my large Christmas tree to finish it off which I found at Walmart.
10. Organizing the decorations
I don’t know if anyone else feels like this but when I am decorating for a new season, it is very messy in my house. It gives me such anxiety! If you feel like that, you are not alone.
To lessen the anxiety and organize myself more, I am just putting the ornaments I am going to use on each tree right by the tree’s side. Then I’ll get everything else out of the way.
11. Decorating the trees
I started with wooden beads that I found at Walmart for the pencil tree. Then I added gold and white ball ornaments to both trees. There’s just enough on each tree. Everything looks elegant and not too overwhelming.
12. Sprucing up the hutch
I’m going to add some subtle touches in my hutch, like bottle brush trees and little white houses that light up. Everything is still neutral and pretty with the milk glass and china I already have in the hutch.
13. Styling the ottoman
I made this cover using green toile which matches my sofa. It dresses up my room. I put a mirrored tray on top.
Then I added a small urn and put a small Christmas tree inside of it. I added a small Christmas wreath, distressed ornaments, and a candle to complete the vignette.
14. The total French country decor look
The room looks cohesive and pulled together for Christmas.
French country Christmas
To achieve French country Christmas decor, I kept everything neutral in color and very simple. I hope this inspires you if you’re looking for Christmas decorating ideas.
Let me know in the comments what themes you have used to decorate your home for the holidays. Also, let me know if you’ve ever done a French country Christmas tree and how it turned out!